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Biphasic Dispersion Fuels for High Performance Hybrid Propulsion

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This thesis describes a novel approach to augmenting the combustion performance of hybrid rocket fuels, specifically in terms of regression rate and combustion efficiency. Liquid additives are emulsified into molten paraffin wax using nonionic surfactants and cured to form cylindrical fuel grains. Fuel grains were tested in a lab scale, optically accessible hybrid rocket motor and compared to the performance of neat paraffin fuel grains.

Funding

NNX15AP47H

History

Degree Type

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Aeronautics and Astronautics

Campus location

West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Dr. Timothée L. Pourpoint

Additional Committee Member 2

Dr. Stephen D. Heister

Additional Committee Member 3

Dr. Elias I. Franses

Additional Committee Member 4

Dr. Bryan Boudouris

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